Monthly Archives: January 2010

A Grower With An Explantion of Chimera Propagation

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video It is not initially clear what the speaker is going for. Her initial remarks were about transplanting chimera violets (which is a process that is identical to any African violet), but the discussion is really about de-crowning propagation of chimera African violets.

Erin

To the right is a normal Erin Chimera violet bloom.   Using tissue culture methods I took the flower stalk of Erin and produced ten plants.  Seven were perfect copies of Erin, but one was pure white (left) one was purple (center) and one was a white flower with a purple center .  This nicely demonstrates […]

Chimera Emerald Love Time Lapse

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video I enjoy time lapse photography. Another Youtube clip.

Propagation of Chimera Violets (Crown Method)

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video This is the most common method of propagating chimera African violets. The above presentation came from Youtube made by Reeds Greenhouse. He did a nice job.

Six Petals Yachiyo Blue

This is a Japanese chimera with a single blue and white stripe and plan green foliage. It is unusual to see 6 petals since African Violets have 5 petals. It is even more unusual to see all the petals so well balanced. Why is it rare?

EBay and Chimera Violets

If you frequent e-bay to look for chimera African violets, you need to be cognoscente of exactly what is being offered. Take it from someone that has been duped. I look (as one would in any purchase) for four things